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Former Facebook Tech Engineer Jiakai Liu Joins Baidu Xiaodu Technology

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Xiaodu technology, an offshoot of Chinese electronics giant Baidu, ushered in a change of key personnel. Jiakai Liu, the former Facebook technician, officially joined the company as an outstanding R&D architect, reporting directly to Jing Kun (Eric), CEO of the company.

Public information suggests that Liu is among the top 1% of Facebook’s veteran technical engineers. Since joining in 2009, he has participated in and led the development of several products and the construction of numerous technical frameworks from scratch. He also experienced the process of developing Facebook from its initial stages to a platform connecting three billion users across the world, making many contributions to improving the business.

Liu designed and built the Facebook Message intermediary service and helped it grow to serve over one billion users. It also provided support for the interaction of messages and the storage of communication applications such as Messenger. In addition, he participated in Facebook Home, Facebook’s first R&D project in cooperation with smartphone hardware manufacturers.

Before joining Facebook, Jiakai Liu worked for Google, where he was one of the 50 best employees of Google China, successively responsible for book search and Picasaweb.

Xiaodu Technology is a provider of technology products for intelligent living services and was originally Baidu’s Smart Living Group.. He is from Baiduthe early exploration of intelligent voice technology. In September 2015, “Duer”, the predecessor of DuerOS, was created, and in March 2018, Baidu created its Smart Living Group. DuerOS gradually developed an ecosystem of conversational artificial intelligence, and then small smart hardware devices were developed, such as the DuSmart Speaker and headphones.

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BaiduThe fourth quarter financial report shows that in December, the total number of monthly voice interactions of small assistants reached 6.2 billion, and the number of monthly voice interactions of DuerOS hardware devices reached 3.7 billion. posted by Baidu, an increase of 66% compared to the same period last year. Xiaodu Technology ranked the world’s number one smart display shipments in the third quarter, thanks to an improved user experience, cutting-edge AI capabilities, and independently developed computer chips.

DuerOS has been used extensively in family, hotel, real estate, vehicle, and portable product scenarios, among other fields. More than 400 million smart devices equipped with DuerOS are now activated. Xiaodu Technology has more than 500 renowned companies as cooperative partners and is available in 200,000 hotel rooms.